Self-Isolation Support Grant

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From 1st May 2022 only those with a positive PCR result will be eligible for this grant. This still includes parents and carers but unvaccinated close contacts will no longer be eligible. The grant will also be reduced from £500 to £225 from this date.

If you began self-isolating before 1st May 2022 you can still make an application based on the old criteria.

You should use the eligibilty checker on the Scottish Government website to check if you are eligible before proceeding with this application. 

 

This is an application to apply for a taxable £225 Self-Isolation Support Grant.

Please be aware you will not be eligible if you, your child or the person you are caring for has not received a positive PCR result.

To qualify for a payment you must:

  • have been told to self-isolate by Test and Protect Scotland (or equivalent service from elsewhere in the UK) and have a positive PCR result
  • have been told to self-isolate by Test and Protect Scotland (or equivalent service from elsewhere in the UK) and haven't received a vaccine, or have only had one vaccine
  • have been notified by the Protect Scotland app (or equivalent app) to self-isolate and this requirement can be individually verified and haven't received a vaccine, or only had one vaccine
  • be the identified appropriate parent or primary carer of a child under 16 who has been required by the Test and Protect Service (or equivalent service) or a school-based Incident Management Team notification to self-isolate and the child hasn't received a vaccine, or only had one vaccine
  • be the identified appropriate carer of a person over 16 who has been required by the Test and Protect Service (of equivalent service), local public health director or a local Incident Management Team notification to self-isolate and that person hasn't received a vaccine, or have only had one vaccine
  • be the identified parent/carer of a child, or the carer of a person over 16 who has been asked to self isolate because another household member has tested positive
  • have been identified as a secondary contact as part of a specific localised exercise and has not been fully vaccinated

In addition you must:

  • be employed or self-employed
  • have reduced earnings because you're unable to work from home
  • are assessed as having a low income, either:
    • be in receipt of a qualifying benefit, have been awarded but not yet received payment of, or would have an entitlement should an application be made
    • be an individual who's gross income (before deductions) is less than £1,608.75 per month (£371.25 per week)
    • your net household income (after tax, national insurance and pension contributions) is less than the amount stated for your family size. (as shown below)
  Monthly Weekly
Single with no children £1,701.00 £392.53
Single with one child £3,017.00 £696.23
Single with two children £3,799.00 £879.69
Single with three children £4,978.00 £1,148.76
Couple with no children £2,134.00 £492.46
Couple with one child £3,450 £796.15
Couple with two children £4,233 £976.84
Couple with three children £5,412 £1,248.92

We may require evidence from you to demonstrate that you qualify for the payment.

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